ROCCSTARS- Our Brides & Grooms - Lily & Dylan

Lily & Dylan

This is their love story

We met when I was six or seven. Dylan is my brother’s best mate. They played on the same football team and ended up at the same intermediate and high school. I was the younger sister who always had a crush on him. Dylan now works for Rocket Lab as a lead composite technician in charge of building the rockets. I’m an interior designer, with my own business, Ewing & Co. Interior Design. Prior to this, I was a ballet dancer. I now coach young dancers preparing for full time training. It’s incredibly rewarding. We love the outdoors. Dylan is fond of surfing, golfing, skateboarding, and running. We have a three-year-old Italian greyhound, Margot. The queen of the household! In 2014, Dylan worked with Emirates Team New Zealand and returned from an exhausting loss at the America’s Cup in San Francisco. I was back in New Zealand after dancing overseas with the Houston Ballet Company. We bumped into each other over the summer and the rest is history. On June 10, 2018, we drove out to Piha Beach in west Auckland and walked up to the Te Waha Point lookout. We had Margot with us. She hates the cold, so she wasn’t happy about being dragged up the hill. Then Dylan got down on one knee and proposed! I can’t recall much that was said, but we both cried, then some lovely tourists offered to take a photo for us. We both grew up out west, and Piha is home to us. It was perfectly simple in every way."

The ring 

I wanted to propose with the perfect ring for Lily.  Vikki made the entire bespoke ring design process so easy. Being a bit of a novice when it comes to jewellery, I was pretty lost when trying to explain what I was after, but Vikki managed to capture my vision perfectly. She provided options that allowed me to match my budget, and the final product was exactly what I was looking for and more. 

The design

Dylan came to me wanting to have a ring designed that would be everything Lily would want.  The perfect ring.